Uplifting Walks – January’s Walk: Portsoy


Date: Saturday, 26th  January 2019
Mileage: 6 miles

Meeting Point: Outside Portsoy Ice Cream Shop (24 Seafield Street, AB45 2QT)
Walk Leader: Sabrina  Maguire       Email me

Why not consider starting the New Year with Uplifting Walks on Saturday 26 January? The walk will start from Portsoy and follow the beautiful coastline along to Sandend. The walk will be 6 miles long on mainly flat terrain. A shorter 3 mile walk option (incorporating the use of a service bus) is also available.
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Holocaust Memorial Day


Holocaust Memorial Day is an international day on the 27th of January to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, the millions of people killed under Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. Continue reading

Human Trafficking: Facing Modern Slavery


What is human trafficking and what can we do to help? A presentation by Heidi Ogboke of City Hearts Aberdeen, for the St Mary’s Cathedral Justice and Peace Group.

The presentation will start at 19:00 on Wednesday 23 January at St Mary’s Cathedral’s Lower Hall.

All are welcome!

St Magnus Way Website Launch


The website for the St Magnus Way has launched; www.stmagnusway.com, in advance of the opening of the pilgrimage route on Sunday 16th at 2pm at Gurness. Like the walk itself, the site aims to be a restful place of exploration, combining stunning imagery of the pilgrimage route with information about walking the route and resources to download.

The St Magnus Way is a long distance pilgrimage route through Mainland Orkney, following the story of St Magnus and giving time and space for reflection on the journey.


A facial reconstruction of St Magnus


Using computer software, a facial reconstruction has been made of Orkney’s St Magnus to help mark the 900th anniversary of his death. Forensic artist Hew Morrison’s, a graduate of the University of Dundee, used photographs taken in the 1920s of what is believed to be the skull of the 12th Century Norse earl, after it was discovered in a wooden box in one of the pillars of St Magnus Cathedral.

The full article can be read at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-38892669